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Charles DALTON

Regimental number2060
Place of birthNewton Heath, Manchester, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWoolsorter
AddressGoodwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26.6
Height5' 7"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gertrude Amy Dalton, Robert Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records26
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary DALTON, husband of Gertrude A. DALTON, Cumberland Avenue, Clarence Park, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Newton Heath, Manchester, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 28 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 30 January 1917 (gun shot wound, back and spine); admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 January 1917, and transferred to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 2 February 1917; to England, 5 February 1917, and admitted to Horton War Hospital, London, 6 February 1917 (wound: slight); MBV
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALTON Charles

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